Unscientific WTOP poll: Most OK with proving vaccination, wearing mask

With the weekend here, if you go out to eat or see a show, chances are you’ll be asked to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

WTOP wanted to find out whether you see those conditions as an imposition or a reason to relax.

In a totally unscientific WTOP poll, we posed two questions on social media:

  • Would you go to a business/restaurant/entertainment venue that requires proof of vaccination?
  • Would you visit a business/restaurant/entertainment venue if you had to wear a mask?

On the proof of vaccination question about 8 in 10 said they appreciate knowing that the other people around them have received their shots as well.

About 12% said they wouldn’t go to a place that requires proof of vaccination, while about 5% said it depends on the business.

With some businesses reinstituting a requirement to wear a mask, and others not, most wouldn’t change their plans if they have to mask up.

According to WTOP’s unscientific social media poll, roughly 80% would be willing to wear a mask in a business, at a restaurant or at an entertainment venue.

Approximately 10% suggested they would take their business elsewhere if they have to wear a mask. The same percentage said it depends on the business.

Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.

This content was republished with permission from CNN.

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